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Old 03-10-2014, 02:28 PM   #1
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1979 E250 4x4 pop top

No affiliation, just came across it and thought it was an interesting poptop.

http://www.ksl.com/auto/listing/1256771?ad_cid=7
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: 1979 E250 4x4 pop top

I'm not sure about whether the price is realistic, but that's a pretty cool old school rig. The interior is not what I was expecting based on the exterior pics.


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Old 03-10-2014, 03:14 PM   #3
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Re: 1979 E250 4x4 pop top

Holy crap, that's awesome! A couple dents and that thing would be pretty stealth, even with the 4x4.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:05 PM   #4
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Re: 1979 E250 4x4 pop top

Swing by after you buy it, I'll put a few dents in. Hell I'll put it on it's side for you!
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:34 PM   #5
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Re: 1979 E250 4x4 pop top

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Swing by after you buy it, I'll put a few dents in. Hell I'll put it on it's side for you!
Deal. I'll add it to my personal montage...





(drove out of that one)



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Old 03-10-2014, 10:43 PM   #6
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Re: 1979 E250 4x4 pop top

Great photos, Blake!

Hard to tell from the low-res pix of the exterior, but does that van have a body lift on it?
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:17 AM   #7
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Re: 1979 E250 4x4 pop top

This rig has been on YouTube but the interior was more basic
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:55 AM   #8
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Re: 1979 E250 4x4 pop top



Past life?

I remember checking that rig out a lot when I was first researching 4x4 vans.
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I'm not sure about whether the price is realistic, but that's a pretty cool old school rig. The interior is not what I was expecting based on the exterior pics.


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Re: 1979 E250 4x4 pop top

Realistic price? That is a tough call. For the right person, I'd think that the asking price is nearly realistic, but I would think it ultimately would sell in the $9k range? While there are a lot of Ford 4x4 vans out there, sometimes it is hard to find an old body style that is clean and straight without much rust.

Keep in mind that this has the old C6 tranny in it. While robust and known for being nearly bulletproof (as well as easy to rebuild if needed), it lacks a lock up torque converter and overdrive gear which doesn't make for ideal cruising especially if the van has 4.10 gears or lower. If it has 3.55's, it might not be so bad.
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